Afrobarometer Survey Series

Investigator(s): Michael Bratton, Nicolas van de Walle, et al.

The Afrobarometer series was developed by select Africanist scholars with funds from a variety of sources: the National Science Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Danish Governance Trust Fund at the World Bank, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Michigan State University, and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The series represents a large-scale, cross-national survey research project designed to systematically map mass attitudes to democracy, markets, and civil society in more than a dozen sub-Saharan African nations, and ultimately, to track the evolution of such attitudes in selected nations over time. More specifically, the series furnishes research data on democracy, governance, livelihoods, macroeconomics and markets, social capital, political regimes and transition, conflict and crime, political participation, and national identity in sub-Saharan Africa. Afrobarometer surveys are conducted periodically in such sub-Saharan African nations as Botswana, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The series is partly modeled on Eurobarometer studies of the last 24 years, the new Eurobarometer studies of the last ten years, the Latinobarometer, and the East Asianbarometer. It thus enables comparison across continents.

For more information, visit the Official Afrobarometer Web site.

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Most Recent Publications

2013
Jensen, Peter Sandholt,  Justesen, Mogens K. Poverty and vote buying: Survey-based evidence from Africa. Electoral Studies.
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2013
Larreguy, Horacio A.,  Marshall, John . The effect of education on political engagement in weakly institutionalized democracies: Evidence from Nigeria. Department of Government Paper. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.
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2012
Bateson, Regina . Crime victimization and political participation. American Political Science Review. 106, (3), 570-587.
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2012
Bratton, Michael . Citizen perceptions of local government responsiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development. 40, (3), 516-527.
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2012
Logan, Carolyn,  Mattes, Robert . Democratizing the measurement of democratic quality: public attitude data and the evaluation of African political regimes. European Political Science. 11, 469-491.
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2009
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research . Social Capital in South Africa: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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2009
Kivumbi, Kosea Kitandwe . Understanding Popular Support for Authoritarian Political Authorities: The Case of Uganda. Dissertation, Walden University.
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2009
Kjaer, Anne Mette . Sources of local government extractive capacity: The role of trust and pre-colonial legacy in the case of Uganda. Public Administration and Development. 29, (3), 228-238.
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2009
2008
Chu, Yun-han,  Bratton, Michael,  Lagos, Marta,  Shastri, Sandeep,  Tessler, Mark . Public opinion and democratic legitimacy. Journal of Democracy. 19, (2), 74-87.
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